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richard.spicer.7906

St Albans based, career changer and studying Horticulture. Bulb addict, South African plant fan and converted succulent lover

Canna 'Stuttgart'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2020
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richard.spicer.7906

Canna 'Stuttgart' - this is the only Canna I had left after throwing away tons last year due to virus. Fortunately this one never caught it, however this variety has this unfortunate habit of getting leaf scorch, no matter how much you protect it from the sun. This ones in full shade and it still gets crispy edges. At least it’s not too much, and it has still flowered 👍🏼 #foliagefriday #canna #cannastuttgart

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jacaranda

The flower is a very pretty colour, Rich 🧡 All of mine are doing well although Cleopatra is all leaf and no flower 😢 It’s been fed and watered the same as the others but no sign of a bud. It may still happen so I haven’t given up on it yet 🤣🤣😘

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tinaaune

That really sucks Richard, what did they all have?

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

One of the new Canna's I got this year is coming on nicely. May not look much at the moment but a long term investment 😬.

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richard.spicer.7906

@vec - here you go 👍🏼

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vec

Ooh just had a read up on stuttgarts. Very nice ... dare I add it on to my wishlist.... Yes why the hell not 😀😀😀

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vec

I'm sure it will reward you in time 😍

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wesleybrian

@vec Haha surprised you haven't got it already 😋

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vec

Not yet ...... 😁 @wesleybrian

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  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2016
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richard.spicer.7906

I'm trying another Canna - I bought this after seeing them being grown at RHS Wisley. The picture on the front shows a nice variegation in the leaf. But after doing a bit of reading it seems a lot of people have problems with the the leaves turning brown on edges - poss due to sun scorch because of the variegation (but not proven). Well, I've already bought it now so no harm in trying it. But will plant it in a shady spot which only gets a couple of hours sun, and quite moist soil.

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richard.spicer.7906

Actually planted this before last weekend - 15th March

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brightcolours

#canna #variegated #myhand

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laura

I don't seem to have been able to grow Canna's. They leaf but never flower. Is there a trick to getting these to flower?

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brightcolours

#advice #tip

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richard.spicer.7906

How long have you had it @laura ? It took three years before my first one flowered, which was only last year. The may start this year as they have now developed a good clump. I dig them up and keep them in a frost free place over winter. Need to be kept moist too. Most prefer full sun, although I read that a number of variegated ones prefer partial shade. And regular feeding is important too. I fed mine about once every 2-3 weeks during main summer season.

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richard.spicer.7906

There's a very good nursery that I once had a long chat with - they have some advice pages if that helps. I'll cut and paste link below @laura 👍🏼

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richard.spicer.7906

Hart Cannas - @laura - http://www.hartcanna.co.uk/cult.html#faq

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Garyg

Love cannas.

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vec

Did you have any luck with this Canna Rich ?

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richard.spicer.7906

Hey Julie 😊👋🏼 - apologies for late reply. Yep, it's done ok in its first year. Wasn't expecting much other than to increase in size. Flowers hopefully in a couple of years. Seems to love its partial shady spot though and no sign of scorch (although no sign of variegation either 😂 - maybe it will be more noticeable next year) - I've just put up a pic for you @vec

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vec

Thank you Rich. I appreciate the new photo and information ☺

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